Cleveland, MS home of the fighting Okra, rock legends and now...the Grammy's!
The Grammy's are opening up their second museum in the United States in the Mississippi Delta. The new museum is set to open it's doors November 14th to celebrate the state's iconic music history. The Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series hosts a free outdoor concert every Thursday night leading up to the grand opening.
Yesterday, home-town rock legends, The Weeks took the green space stage in downtown Cleveland. The group is originally from Jackson Mississippi. A few of the band members attended classes at the Delta State College in Cleveland, MS. The southern rock band formed in 2006 and was signed two years later to Esperanza Plantation with their debut album, "Comeback Cadillac." In 2013, the band went on Kings of Leon's UK Tour. This was the same year the band was featured in the Rolling Stone's "Hottest Live Photos of 2013." The Weeks always make sure to come back every year and perform in their home state.
Delta State University students are helping put on the concert series. Senior, Amber Foster, is using the Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series as her capstone project. Foster coordinates each show, scheduling the bands and the locations. She chose the green space stage for Thursday's concert to bring the community together. "The greatest thing to me thus far has been seeing the faces in the audience just light up," Foster gushes. "I love that. I love bringing something for somebody to do."
Tricia Walker, Director of the DMI Entertainment Industry program at Delta State, is also excited about the concert series coming to Cleveland. "Our students are in the entertainment industry program, and they get real hands on learning experience in all aspects of the industry," Walker says.
Next Thursday, September 10th, New Orleans hip-hop artist Dee-1 will be performing in downtown Cleveland. Click this link for more details.